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Russian TV Seems to Tease Tucker Carlson Show

State channel is running a trailer promoting former Fox host's appearance

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson may no longer be receiving exposure on Fox News, but he's trending on Russian state TV. The news channel Rossiya 24 has aired a trailer featuring Carlson for a weekend program, the BBC reports. The promotional trailer appears to combine clips of Carlson saying "Russia" and...

What Trump Told Tucker Carlson While Debate Was On
5 Highlights From Trump's
Tucker Carlson Sit-Down
the rundown

5 Highlights From Trump's Tucker Carlson Sit-Down

Interview aired while Republican debate was on

(Newser) - Former President Trump was notably absent from Wednesday night's Republican debate, but, as promised, he did appear in a pre-taped interview with Tucker Carlson that was released online at the same time. The Wall Street Journal says Trump aimed squarely at President Biden, rather than his rivals for the...

Report: Trump Plans to Steal Viewers From GOP Debate

Will he talk to Tucker Carlson? Or will he surrender?

(Newser) - It looks like former President Trump will not only skip the first Republican presidential primary debate, but also reportedly engage in "counterprogramming" of some form. Trump intends to draw audiences away from Wednesday's Fox News-hosted debate—which will feature his biggest Republican challenger, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—perhaps...

Cardinals Fan 'Rally Runner' Arrested on Jan. 6 Charges

Daniel Donnelly was easy to spot in Capitol riot footage

(Newser) - With his red outfit and red face paint, St. Louis Cardinals superfan Daniel Donnelly Jr. was a familiar sight as he jogged around Busch Stadium during games. He also stood out among Capitol rioters on Jan. 6, 2021, federal prosecutors say. Donnelly—who changed his legal name to his nickname...

Tucker Carlson: I Know Why I Was Fired
Tucker Carlson:
I Know Why I Was Fired

Tucker Carlson: I Know Why I Was Fired

He says it was a condition of defamation settlement, despite Fox's denial

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson says he "knows" his firing from Fox News was "a condition" of the $787.5 million settlement Fox agreed to pay to Dominion Voting Systems to resolve a defamation case. Fox and Dominion have denied the claim. Still, the former prime-time host says Fox "agreed...

Judge Keeps Conviction Intact, Rips 'QAnon Shaman,' Carlson

Video aired on Fox News fails to clear Capitol rioter

(Newser) - A federal judge on Thursday made clear he doesn't view Jacob Chansley's behavior at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the way Tucker Carlson does. The then-Fox News host showed video in March of the rioter known as the "QAnon Shaman" apparently walking through the building...

Tucker Carlson Plans Company of His Own

Operation would begin with longer videos on Twitter to sign up subscribers

(Newser) - As other people who lost their jobs have done, Tucker Carlson is planning to start his own company with his college roommate. The operation would use Twitter and be built around longer versions of the free videos Carlson already posts, the Wall Street Journal reports. Twitter and other sites would...

Figure in Conspiracy Theory Sues Fox News, Carlson

Trump backer accuses network, host of suggesting he was working for FBI

(Newser) - Fox News and Tucker Carlson now face another defamation lawsuit over their coverage of the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. Ray Epps says a right-wing conspiracy theory was built around him, which Fox and Carlson, who no longer works for the network, repeatedly aired, NBC News reports. The conspiracy...

Tucker Carlson's Latest Interview Is Raising Eyebrows

Former Fox host chats with influencer Andrew Tate, detained in Romania on rape, trafficking charges

(Newser) - The ninth installment of Tucker Carlson's Twitter program aired Tuesday, and on it was a surprise guest that even some conservatives were side-eyeing. The former Fox host interviewed a person he called "the most Googled man in the world last year"— Andrew Tate , the misogynistic social-media influencer...

Ex-Producer Settles With Fox News for $12M

Abby Grossberg's lawsuit accused network of having a misogynistic workplace

(Newser) - Fox News and a former producer have settled a lawsuit over allegations of an "overtly misogynistic" work environment, a move that will cost the network $12 million but avoid public testimony about its culture. Abby Grossberg had said she faced sexist and antisemitic remarks and sexual harassment at Fox,...

Fox News Picks Its Tucker Carlson Replacement
Fox News Rejiggers
Prime-Time Lineup

Fox News Rejiggers Prime-Time Lineup

Jesse Watters gets the 8pm slot and Greg Gutfeld moves from 11 to 10

(Newser) - Fox News has revealed its new prime-time lineup in the wake of Tucker Carlson's departure , and the big winner is Jesse Watters. He will replace Carlson in the coveted 8pm slot, reports the Hill . The lineup, effective July 17:
  • 7pm: Laura Ingraham's show moves here from 10pm.
  • 8pm:

Fox Producer Is Out Over 'Wannabe Dictator' Chyron

Tucker Carlson announced his former staffer's exit from the network in a Twitter video

(Newser) - Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson says a producer from his time at the network resigned this week after airing a chyron referring to President Biden as a "wannabe dictator," reports Deadline . The caption aired Tuesday night on a split screen featuring Biden and Donald Trump, who had...

Carlson's Show Brings a Letter From Fox

New Twitter program violates his contract, host's former employer says

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson's new show on Twitter violates his contract with Fox News, his former employer informed him Wednesday. Carlson, who lost his longtime Fox job in April, debuted the new program, Tucker on Twitter , on Tuesday night. The letter delivered to his lawyers says Carlson is "in breach"...

Tucker Carlson Is Back and 'Grateful'

Commentary is his usual fare on 10-minute, bare-bones episode

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson returned to the airwaves Tuesday night—or at least the Twitter waves—in a 10-minute episode of "Tucker on Twitter" that was classic Carlson in terms of content, reports the Hill . The wildly popular former Fox News host took on the breached dam in Ukraine, put the...

Report: Ex-Deadspin Journo at Center of FBI Search on Fox Leak

Per 'Tampa Bay Times,' agency searched home of Timothy Burke earlier this month in criminal probe

(Newser) - In October, Kanye West sat down for a two-part interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson, when the latter was still part of the network's prime-time lineup. Just days later, Vice's Motherboard published unseen clips from that interview, with even more eyebrow-raising snippets from the rapper, including antisemitic tropes...

Carlson's Lawyer Sends 'Aggressive' Letter to Fox

It claims Fox violated his contract, rendering it void

(Newser) - Before relaunching his show on Twitter, Tucker Carlson sent an "aggressive letter" to former employer Fox News, arguing that he's free from his contract and its noncompete clause because Fox violated the contract first. That's according to Axios , whose sources say Carlson's lawyer sent the letter...

Tucker Carlson Says He's Bringing His Show to Twitter

He says relaunch will happen 'soon'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has found a new home after being fired by Fox News. Carlson announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he's going to relaunch his show on Twitter, Politico reports. "Starting soon, we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for...

This Guy Pranked Alex Jones, and Jones Isn't Happy
This Guy Pranked Alex Jones,
and Jones Isn't Happy
in case you missed it

This Guy Pranked Alex Jones, and Jones Isn't Happy

Chris James says he pretended he was Tucker Carlson using AI, will air call on Monday

(Newser) - If you love prank phone calls, you have something to look forward to on Monday. That's when Chris James, a self-proclaimed "little prankster" from Canada, says he'll be releasing the gag call he made to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones this week, a call that Jones has admitted...

This May Be the Text That Doomed Tucker Carlson

'It's not how white men fight,' Fox host wrote in message obtained by 'NYT'

(Newser) - The New York Times has obtained a text message Tucker Carlson sent to a producer in the hours after the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, which reportedly contributed to his ouster from Fox News. In it, Carlson describes a video he watched in which "a group of Trump...

Tucker Carlson's New Texting Buddy? Don Lemon

Brian Stelter reports on the aftermath of their firings for 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson frequently trashed Don Lemon on his Fox show, and Lemon returned the favor at CNN. Now that both men have been fired , a strange thing has happened, reports Brian Stelter at Vanity Fair . The two have been texting each other for the first time. It's not exactly...

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